Sam (thank you!) mentioned a good deal that’s going on at Amazon right now. This Dewalt DCK281D2 compact brushless drill and impact driver kit is $220, and eligible for $25 off $100+ savings, resulting in a final price of $195.
This kit, DCK281D2, comes with a DCD790 drill, DCF886 impact driver, a carrying bag, charger, and (2) 2.0Ah battery packs.
It’s not Dewalt’s latest and greatest brushless combo kit – that would be the DCK283D2 kit that comes with a DCD791 drill and DCF887 impact driver.
Amazon says the kit “was” priced at $279, and while that might have been true a long time ago, its price ceiling would have been $259 as soon as the DCK283D2 came out.
This kit was a “deal of the day” last November, for $189, and I discussed the pricing in that post.
At the time, the newer kit was priced at $259, and it’s at that price today too. I purchased a set as a giveaway prize for a reader back in March 2017, and paid the same – $259. Again, that’s for the DCK283D2 kit.
The pricing history for this deal kit, DCK281D2, looks to be all over the place, but its current “sale” price looks reasonable, at $220. I think $40 is a good step between this kit and the newer one.
But $195 after coupon? While not as good as last year’s deal of the day price, it’s close enough for me to call this a hot deal.
The main difference between the drills is the lack of advanced LED lighting modes in the DCD790 model, and the main difference in the impact drivers is the lack of 3-speed and torque settings in the single-speed DCF886.
If you’re okay with those tradeoffs, this kit is a good buy at under $200.
The $25 discount is applied at checkout, and the kit must be purchased from Amazon directly, and not a 3rd party seller.
You might be tempted to compare prices on Google, which I did too, but other dealers show prices hovering around $279, which is simply wrong. This kit is not selling for $279 when the newer version has a $259 ceiling at authorized dealers.